The UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva fight card continues to fill up with three new bouts announced by UFC officials on Thursday morning.
Poirier (14-3) enters the fight with Brandao having won a pivotal 145-pound bout against Erik Koch at UFC 164 last month. Brandao (18-8) is trying to keep his momentum building as well, having won his three most recent fights, including a victory over Daniel Pineda at UFC Fight Night 26 in August.
Leben and Hall could both be fighting for their very UFC survival. Leben (22-10) is a guy that UFC president Dana White has said he doesn’t even want to contemplate releasing, but Leben has lost three consecutive bouts and four of his last five. Hall (7-4), on the other hand, has received heavy criticism from White for not fulfilling the potential he displayed on season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter.
Tibau (28-9) has strung together back-to-back victories over John Cholish and Jamie Varner heading into UFC 168. Johnson (13-8), a runner-up on TUF 12, recently ended a two-fight skid with a three-round domination of Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 26.
UFC 168 is the promotion’s year-end extravaganza. The card is headlined by a middleweight rematch between current champion Chris Weidman and challenger Anderson Silva with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey rematching fellow TUF coach Miesha Tate in the co-main event.
UFC 168 takes place on Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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- Mixed Martial Arts
- Dustin Poirier
- Diego Brandao
- Uriah Hall
- Gleison Tibau